Starting in September Roots will be heading into its 2nd year of school! In 2017, Roots opened with only 12 students but watched the student body grow quickly to 18 during the course of the first year. All of our students will be returning and we are thrilled to have enrolled an additional 17 students for the 2018-2019 school year, bringing our current total to 35. With growth, comes change. We are now a state approved school and instead of one multi-age classroom, we have 3; the Eagles, Bears and Wolves. This new configuration allows students to smoothly move between classes based on their ability and need. We’ve also added additional support staff and enrichment classes to enhance our educational experience. Our Eagles class is full but if you have a student in K-2, there are still openings available. Roots is looking forward to another fantastic year!
A Private Foundation is generously making available two $2500 scholarships for students attending Roots Community School in 2018. One Scholarship is designated for a K-2 student, the other is open to all students but preference will be given to a K-2 student. These scholarships will be based primarily on financial need, but also chosen based on essays submitted from families. If you believe your resources are not sufficient to meet the total costs of your student’s education at Roots Community School, you are encouraged to apply. Click here for more information!
Lake Chelan Multisport Foundation is a nonprofit organization in the Chelan Valley that hosts a weekend of triathlons and running events each summer. All the profits from the weekend are donated to local youth programs and Roots Community School was one recipient of grant money from the Multisport Foundation. Roots will use this grant money to purchase equipment for a physical education program, promote health/wellness in our student body and promote a lifelong love of sport/activity. As a grant recipient, Roots was invited to volunteer at the ChelanMan. Volunteer Coordinator Tara had the idea to place the Roots kids and parents at the finish line on Saturday to award medallions to race finishers. It was an early morning, but the kids had a great time, and from the look on many athletes faces, they enjoyed the smiling kids at the finish line as well.
Welcome to Roots Community School
The Roots Community School offers an educational choice in the Lake Chelan Valley that inspires a passion for learning through theme-based experiential learning in an environment where academics, community responsibility and life skills occur simultaneously and seamlessly. Roots Community School is an independent school located in Chelan, Washington. We enroll students in kinder through the fifth grade.
This Week at Roots
Sept. 4 – First Day of School
Sept. 6 – All school State Park field trip
Sept. 10 – Parent/Teacher Meet and Greet – 6 p.m.
Sept 13 – Bears / Wolves field trip to Rocky Reach Dam
Sept. 20 – Eagles field trip to Salmon Festival
Sept. 24 – Parent Meeting – 6:30 p.m.
Roots Community School complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, handicap or sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.